"This is the art my parents dedicated their lives to, and it's what I know best."
"I'm from Oaxaca where I grew up with my parents, who have been artisans for as long as I can remember. They weave Zapotec rugs and taught me to weave. I perfected the techniques through practice.
"When I was 18, I created my first piece. It was a rug sample, but I didn't start producing them myself until I had a family of my own. This is the art my parents dedicated their lives to, and it's what I know best. I've been crafting carpets now since 2004.
"I enjoy playing with my children, which is my principal occupation. They are my inspiration; they are the source of my ideas and the reason I want to continue doing what I enjoy so much. Thank you for the opportunity to be here with you in Novica."
Woven by hand on a traditional loom, this dazzling rug is created entirely by hand, from carding, spinning and dying to creating the motifs. Momosteco Weavers select a gray background to evoke the dusk and add blue, red, orange, and green to depict stylized....read more
Fish frolic together in a whimsical geometric design. Woven by hand, this contemporary rug displays the intricacy of traditional Zapotec art. Alfredo Ruiz weaves this extraordinary runner by hand of virgin wool. Titled "Coloridos pescados" in Spanish.....read more
Geometric hummingbirds hover on fields of sunny color. Working in the style of the Nazca plains, Cerapio Vallejo creates his own interpretation of the renowned geoglyphs. He weaves the precise lines on a traditional handloom, and finishes the starkly....read more
Delfina Ruiz is inspired by Pre-Hispanic beliefs for the design of this Zapotec wool rug featuring Ozomatli, a dancing monkey. Day 11 of the Sun Stone or Aztec calendar is dedicated to Ozomatli, associated with dance, art, beauty, and harmony.....read more
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